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  • Al-Waaqia (The Inevitable)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. إِذَا وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ {1} [Yusufali 56:1] When the Event inevitable cometh to pass, لَيْسَ [...]

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  • At-Tur (The Mount)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. وَالطُّورِ {1} [Shakir 52:1] I swear by the Mountain, وَكِتَابٍ مَسْطُورٍ {2} [Shakir 52:2] And the Book [...]

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  • Avoiding False Accusations

    False accusation is worse than backbiting. It is to falsely attribute a deficiency or an offence to a believing person. It is certain that this transgression is the most wicked of attacks upon [...]

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  • Adh-Dhaariyat (The Winnowing Winds)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. وَالذَّارِيَاتِ ذَرْوًا {1} [Yusufali 51:1] By the (Winds) that scatter broadcast; فَالْحَامِلَاتِ [...]

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  • Yunus (Jonas)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الر ۚ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْحَكِيمِ {1} [Shakir 10:1] Alif Lam Ra. These are the verses of the wise [...]

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  • AL-NĀS Humans الناس Meccan (surah 114 • 6 ayahs)

    AL-NĀS Humans الناس Meccan (surah 114 • 6 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the mention of God as the Lord of HUMANS and teaches one to seek refuge in Him from the whisperings of Satan and those [...]

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  • Saad (The Letter ‘Saad’)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. ص ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ ذِي الذِّكْرِ {1} [Shakir 38:1] Suad, I swear by the Quran, full of admonition. بَلِ [...]

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  • AL-HUMAZAH The Scandal-monger الهمزة Meccan (surah 104 • 9 ayahs)

    AL-HUMAZAH The Scandal-monger الهمزة Meccan (surah 104 • 9 ayahs) »The surah that opens with a threat of impending affliction and grief to THE SCANDAL-MONGER or the slanderous reviler, one who, [...]

    AL-HUMAZAH The Scandal-monger الهمزة Meccan (surah 104 • 9 ayahs)
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  • A Brief Analysis of Ne’mat (Bounty) in the Holy Quran

    By: Jerrmein Abu Shahba Praise be to Allah Who is Manifest before His creation because of themselves. Who is apparent to their hearts because of clear proof; Who created without meditating, since [...]

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  • AL-ḤASHR The Banishment الحشر Medinan (surah 59 • 24 ayahs)

    AL-ḤASHR The Banishment الحشر Medinan (surah 59 • 24 ayahs) »The surah that mentions THE BANISHMENT, God’s expulsion, of the clan of Banū al-Naḍīr from their prodigious fortress-settlement near [...]

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  • As-Sajda (The Prostration)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الم {1} [Pickthal 32:1] Alif. Lam. Mim تَنْزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ مِنْ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ {2} [...]

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  • AL-ṬŪR The Mount الطور Meccan (surah 52 • 49 ayahs)

    AL-ṬŪR The Mount الطور Meccan (surah 52 • 49 ayahs) »The surah that opens with the oath of the Divine One swearing by THE MOUNT of Sinai, where the Torah was revealed to Moses. It takes its name [...]

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  • 34 Sheba Saba’: Makki

    34 Sheba Saba’: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALL PRAISE BE to God to whom belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the [...]

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  • Yusuf (Joseph)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الر ۚ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ {1} [Shakir 12:1] Alif Lam Ra. These are the verses of the Book [...]

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  • 72 The Jinns, Al-Jinn: Makki

    72 The Jinns Al-Jinn: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. SAY: “I HAVE been informed that a number of jinns had listened; then [...]

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  • 73 The Enwrapped, Al-Muzzammil: Makki

    73 The Enwrapped Al-Muzzammil: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. O YOU ENWRAPPED in the cloak (of Prophethood), 2. Keep watch [...]

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  • Al-A’araaf (The Heights)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. المص {1} [Shakir 7:1] Alif Lam Mim Suad. كِتَابٌ أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ فَلَا يَكُنْ فِي صَدْرِكَ حَرَجٌ [...]

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  • Al-Hadid (The Iron)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. سَبَّحَ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ {1} [Pooya/Ali [...]

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  • A glance at the Qur’anic term Milla and the concept of an Islamic ummah

    By: Sayyid Ahmad Rahnamaei There are two Qur’anic terms that imply more or less the notion of a nation. One of these is milla, which is mentioned seventeen times in fifteen verses. In defining [...]

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  • Al-Furqaan (The Criterion)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَانَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَالَمِينَ نَذِيرًا {1} [...]

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  • Prayer and Its Effects

    The Holy Prophet [s] said: “The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah such a person will not reach the Haud, Pond of abundant.” Man La Yahduruhul Faqih, vol. 1, p. 206 [...]

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  • Supplications of Imam Sajjad (A.S) for The Coming of Ramadhan

    * Praise belongs to God who guided us to His praise and placed us among the people of praise, that we might be among the thankful for His beneficence and that He might recompense us for that with [...]

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  • Imam Ali’s Maxims of Warning, and Admonition

    So now, surely slyness and cheating will be in Hell. Fear God and be cautious of His power. God does not accept to surprise the servants with destructions before He warns them. From this cause, a [...]

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  • Forty Hadith in Praise of Imam Hasan (A.S) and Imam Husain (A.S)

    According to al-Bara; I saw the prophet (PBUHH) with al-Hasan son of Alee on his shoulder and saying, O. Allah, I love him, so love him.References: Saheeh Moslem Ch.5 p.36/ Saheeh al-Bokhary, [...]

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  • Sayings of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

    Charity A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is better for him than giving one hundred when about to die. To meet friends cheerfully and invite them to a feast are charitable [...]

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  • Timeless Testimony

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “O’ God! Make the beginning of this day of mine righteousness, its middle prosperity, and its end success! I seek refuge in You from a day (of Judgement) whose beginning is [...]

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  • Imam al-Hadi (A.S.) reply on Fatalists

    Author : Abu Muhammad Al Hassan Bin Ali Al Harani The following narrations are related to the Imam Abul-Hasan Ali bin Mohammed Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) From Ali bin Mohammed: Peace and God’s [...]

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  • ‘Smaller’ And ‘Greater Sins’

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi& Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani   Question: How can we differentiate between ‘Smaller’ and ‘Greater sins’? Answer: Actually the [...]

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  • Imam Sadiq’s Discussion with the Sufis

    Sufian At Thawri related: As I saw Abu-Abdillah[Imam Sadiq](A.S.) putting dresses as white as eggs. I said: This is not your dress.” The Imam Sadiq(A.S.) answered: Listen to me carefully so [...]

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  • The Importance of Self-restraint (Taqwa)

    By: Murtada Mutahhari   “Is he who founds his building on God wariness and [the pursuit of Allah’s] pleasure better off or he who founds his building on the brink of a collapsing bank [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [2]

    Text of Hadith; A mumin keeps away from the unlawful and forbidden things, he is free from doubt and he does not perpetrate them either, he is generous, he does not bother or inconvenience [...]

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  • The Importance of Work in Islam

    Author : Imam Reza Network Work not- Just Pray An extremely anxious and perplexed man visited Hazrat Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (‘a), and begged him to pray that Allah would increase his sustenance and [...]

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  • Social Justice in Islam

    By: Shaykh Muhsin Qara’ati The purpose of our discussion on social justice is to mention those verses of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions through which the Holy Qur’an and our [...]

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  • Debates of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S)

    By: Sheikh Taqi ad-Din Ibraim, son of Ali al-`Amili Be informed that it is mandatory on the backbiter to repent, regret and feel sorry for what he has done so he may get himself out of Alla-h [...]

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  • The Holy Quran and Hadith on Music

    By: A. H. Sheriff After briefly explaining the evil effects of Music and dance, now time has come to give here some of the ayats of the Qur’an and some of the traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) [...]

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  • Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

    By: Sayyid Ali Al-Shahristani Following the course of his forefathers, Imam Mu-sa- al-Ka-dhim paid great attention to the question of recording the religious knowledge and safeguarding such [...]

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  • Flowers and Scents in Paradise

    By : Sayyid Abdul Husain Dastghaib God says: Wa Li Man…Aftaan (Surah Rahman 55:46-47) which means: The one who fears of standing in front of his Lord (that is for the accouting in Qiyamat as [...]

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  • Imam Reza(A.S.) Debates With A Catholic Priest and A Rabbi

    After the death of Ima`m Mu`sa` al-Ka`zim, peace be on him, Imam Reza(A.S.) traveled to Basrah in order to produce evidence in support of his Ima`mate and in order to disprove the vague errors of [...]

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  • Imam Ali’s Sermon on Divine Law

    Imam Ali has said: “By Allah I think that these enemies of yours will soon gain a victory over you because in spite of their falsehood they are united whereas you, in spite of your being [...]

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  • Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.), The Last Holy Imam

    Hazrat Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.) is the twelfth and last of the chain of the Purified Imams and the divine successors (A.S.)he was born at the time of dawn on Friday the 15th of Shaban 255 A.H. in the [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Hasan (A.S)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Hasan Title: Mujtaba ,Sibte Akbar Bye name: Abu Mohammad Father: Ali ibne Abi Taleb(A.S). Mother: Fatima binte Mohammad [...]

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  • Merits of the Fourteen Infallibles

    By: Maulana Sayyid Zafar Hasan Amrohi Just as man is created from four elements, the basics of ethical values are also four, wisdom, chastity, justice and valour. As if these are the four walls [...]

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  • Admiration and Glorification

    The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir By: Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 91 – 106 The learned, the scholars, the researchers, and the authors glorified Imam al-Baqir, peace be on [...]

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  • A Brief History of Al-Zahra’s Life

    Birth Fatimah, the only daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam, was born in Mecca on 20th jumada ‘th-thaniyah 18 B.H. The good and noble lady Khadijah and the Apostle Of Allah bestowed all [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S.), the Ka’ba of Faith

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “Most surely the first House to be set up for mankind is the one at Bekka (Mecca), blessed and a guidance for all nations.” (Holy Qur’an 3:96). This is [...]

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  • Imam Musa bin Ja’far al-Kazim(A.S.)The Seventh Holy Imam

    Author : Imam Reza Network Name Epithet and Titles Name “Musa”, epithet Abul Hasan and his famous title was Kazim. His matchless devotion and worship of God has also earned him the [...]

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  • To the Garden of Abode

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 243 – 248 The sorrow for the loss of her father affected Fatima (a.s.) terribly and paved the way for diseases to [...]

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  • Worship of Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Various testimonies are available with regard to the intellectual accomplishments of Imam (a.s) in form of statements of Moayyad, Imam Zuhri, Saeed bin Musayyab, Ibn [...]

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  • The First Holy Imam

    Name: ‘Alî. Agnomen: Abu ’l-Hasan; Abu Turâb. Title: Amiru ’l-Mu’minin; al-Murtaza; Haydar. Father: Abu Tâlib bin ‘Abdu ’l-Muttalib. Mother: Fâtimah bint Asad. Birth: 13 Rajab 30th year of ‘آmu [...]

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  • Imam Ali (A.S.): The Greatest

    His Sending back the Sun Among the wonderful signs which God, the Exalted, has brought forth through the hands of the Commander of the faithful, ‘Ali b. Abi Talib, is one, the reports of [...]

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  • Morality of Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 222-225 Ibrahim ibn `Abbas has reported: I never saw Imam al-Rida say [...]

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  • Lady Fatima Zahra (S.A) on The Last Day

    Fatima (S.A) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 268 – 273 On the Day when the oppressed shall bite their hands (in fear); when the oppressors shall be gathered in humiliation and [...]

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  • Life of Imam Hassan Bin Ali (A.S)

    On the 15th day of the holy month of Ramazan, 3rd A.H, the first son of Imam Ali(A.S) and Hazrat Zahra (A.S) and grandson of prophet Muhammad (pbuh&hf) was born. The Kunyat of Imam Hassan [...]

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  • Failing Attempts

    At sunrise people gathered to participate in Fatima’s funeral, but they were informed that the darling of Allah’s Messenger (P.B.U.H.) had been secretly buried during the night. [...]

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  • The Birthday of Hadrat Fatima Zahra(A.S.)

      Hadrat Khadija’s(S.A.) excellent and noble characteristics are fantastic example for mankind to follow. She is the lady who gave birth to Fatima Zahra(S.A.) and brought her up with [...]

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  • Medina shakes… Prophet (PBUH)’s Daughter Departs

    Written By: Zaynab In the last moments of her life, the time came for Fatima Az-Zahra (A) to tell her spouse the Commander of Faithful Imam Ali (A) her will. Therefore, she told him: This is the [...]

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  • Golden Medical Dissertation of Imam Ali Reza (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 277 – 313 The sciences of Imam al-Rida, peace be on him, were not confined to the precepts of Islamic law; rather they [...]

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  • Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.) and the Adversities

    By:Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Husain Muzaffar This lasting conflict between the religion and the world, which are rarely united during a certain time, is a trial for religious people. This [...]

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  • Qualities of Imam Ali Reza (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 73 – 102 As for the qualities of Ima’m al-Rida’, peace be on him, they represent all virtues. All noble [...]

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  • The Establishment of a System of Deputies

    Consider a sect, whom despite its truth, is put under pressure by the government and other political and religious groups. They are slaughtered in the open and in secret, never leaving them a [...]

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  • Haidh (Menstruation or Period)

    Haidh is a type of blood that is discharged from the womb of a woman every month. In order to better understand haidh let us follow the eight simple steps below: Verification If the blood seen is [...]

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  • Usurpation (Ghasb)

    Author : Al-Shia.org Usurpation means that a person unjustly seizes the property or right of another person. This is one of the major sins and one who commits it will be subjected to severe [...]

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  • Sources of Islamic Law

    By:Dr Muhammad Husayni Behishti & Dr Muhammad Jawad Bahonar Law is a body of definite rules and regulations which have the force and authority recognized socially, and which determine the [...]

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  • Why Prostration in Prayer Must be Done on Earth?

    Abu Said Al Khudri narrates: The Messenger of Allah used to practice Itikaf (remaining in the mosque), in the middle third of Ramadan. After the twentieth night, he used to return home on the [...]

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  • Islamic View on Artificial Insemination

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi& Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: What is the Islamic view on Artificial Insemination? (Artificial Insemination means the insertion [...]

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  • Hajj in Social Perspective

    By: T. Jamshidian The fact that Hajj has been granted the status of being the third pillar of the secondary principles (Foroudeen) Islam is itself an indication of its importance in religion [...]

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  • Preliminaries of Prayer

    Author : Muhsin Qara’ati   To embark on the constructive form of worship, i.e. prayer, we shall cite a set of physical and spiritual preliminaries in terms of cleanliness and purity of body [...]

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  • Social Dimensions of Hajj

    By: Imam Khomeini All Muslim brothers and sisters must bear in mind that one of the important elements of the philosophy of Hajj is creation of mutual understanding and consolidation of [...]

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  • Why Do We Pray Five Prayers In Three Times?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Question: What is the reason that we pray Zuhr-Asr and Maghrib-Isha prayers together, whereas for every Prayer there is a special time and the great leaders of [...]

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  • Hijab and Family Life

    By: Mohammad Ali Shomali Allah (swt) has created human beings to act as His vicegerents on earth and, like all other forms of living beings, human beings cannot be complete unless they are in a [...]

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  • The Tendency of Rationalizing The Shari’ah Laws

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi Why we have to pray five times a day? Why dogs and pigs are regarded as ritually impure animals? Why an animal slaughtered un-Islamically is forbidden and ritually [...]

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  • Justice in All Islamic Laws

    After we have dealt with the Justice of Allah we now switch over to social justice. Since the subject of social justice has a wider range we confine ourselves to quoting relevant matters from the [...]

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  • The Jehad; The Holy War

    By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari   Islam’s aim, in its wars, battles and national uprisings against polytheism and materialism, has not been conquest, expansionism, imperialism or the [...]

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  • The Jehad; The Holy War

    By: Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari   Islam’s aim, in its wars, battles and national uprisings against polytheism and materialism, has not been conquest, expansionism, imperialism or the [...]

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  • Vow and Convent

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center Vow (Nazr) 2649. Vow means making it obligatory upon oneself to do some good act, or to refrain from doing an act which it is better not to do, for [...]

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  • Taqlid and Marji’iyyah in Islam

    By:Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi al-Tunisi Taqlid and Marji’iyyah in the Shi’ah’s View It is incumbent upon every mature (mukallaf) Muslim, if not being a mujtahid -i.e. who can [...]

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  • Forty Ahadith Regarding The Importance of Zakat

    Author : Imam Reza Network Hadith Number 1:Zakat, A Bridge of Islam رُوِيَ عَنِ النَّبِي أَنَّهُ قَالَ: أَلزَّكَاةُ قَنْطَرَةُ الإِسْلاَمِ، فَمَنْ أَدَّاهَا جَازَ الْقَنْطَرَةَ وَمَنْ مَنَعَهَا [...]

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  • The Duty of Man towards Himself

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i No matter what policy or course of action man pursues in his life, indeed he looks after nothing but his happiness and prosperity. The [...]

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  • Prayer and Its Effects

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    By: Hojjat al-Islam Muhsin Qara’ati The first essential element {rukn} of prayer is the intention {niyyah}. Intention means that we have to know what we are doing, what we are reciting, and for [...]

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  • Karbala: A Revolution of Hearts and Minds

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  • The Splendor of the Prophet of Islam

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  • The Trustworthy

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  • Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) – Life History

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  • Hadrat Ibrahim (A.S), The Flag-Bearer of Tawhid

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  • A Man Qualified for Tough Missions

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  • Muslim ibn Aqeel: Principle, Loyalty and Sacrifice

    Whenever mention is made of Muslim ibn Aqeel (a), one is immediately reminded of loyalty, courage and sacrifice. Integrity, valour and steadfastness still shine upon the pages of time with pride [...]

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  • Muawiya and Request for Compromise

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  • Karbala: A Revolution of Hearts and Minds

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  • Passing Away of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

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  • An Account on Arbaeen

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  • The Ruler and Society

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  • Fatima’s House Attacked

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  • Reasons for the Differences among the Miracles of the Messengers

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  • The Last Luminary

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  • The Arrival of Ahle Bayt (A.S) At The Moment Of Death

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  • The Line of Demarcation between Monotheism and Polytheism

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  • Allah Originating the Creation

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  • The Arch Prophets

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  • Hostile Attitude of Jews towards the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)

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  • Hazrat Is’haq (A.S) and Hazrat Yaqub (A.S)

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  • Why is the Holy Qur’an a Miracle and How ?

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  • Islam: The Message of The Prophets

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  • Prophets and Miracles

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  • Rights of The Prophet

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  • A Review of Saqifah

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  • Life of The Next World

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  • Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) Status on The Day of Resurrection

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  • Man’s God-Seeking Nature

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  • Physical and Mental Necessities

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  • Morality of Imam al-Hadi (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 229-231 Abu-Hashim Ja`fari has reported: I was afflicted with a bad [...]

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  • Rights of Neighborthood

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  • Guarding the Tongue

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  • Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Admitting the existence of problems that must be investigated on a philosophical plane, Marxism has tried to pretend that these problems can be solved by using the [...]

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  • Islamic Background of Western Renaissance

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  • The Divine Rights

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 168 – 201 Rights vary from one to another according to values of favors. A friend has his own familiar rights that are a degree lower than [...]

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  • The Most Important Issue in The Lives of The Youth

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  • Spiritual Philosophy and Scientific Truths

    By: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi A glance at the fundamental philosophical questions, to which spiritual and materialist philosophies give contradictory answers, clearly shows that the [...]

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  • Morality of Imam Hasan (A.S)

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  • An Everlasting Peace Treaty

    By: Ayatullah Ja`far Subhani {And if two factions from amongst the believers begin fighting against one another, then restore peace between them both. However, if one party revolts against the [...]

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  • Who was Ibn Saba?

    The mercenary writers whose goal is to split the Muslims allege that a Yemenite Jew from Sana’, Abdullah Ibn Saba (also called Ibn al-Sawda), adopted Islam during the reign of the third [...]

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  • Shi’ite Authors On Ethics and Morals

    The first among the Shi’ite to write on this subject was Amir-ul-Mu’minin Imam Ali bin Abi Talib(A.S.). His letter to Malek al-Ashtar describes in detail what a ruler has to do and [...]

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  • ILL Temper

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    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 204-210 A relative of Imam Zayn al-`Abidin was standing beside him, [...]

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    By: Mas’ud Pur Sayyid Aqaei In the period prior to the beginning of occultation (260 A.H), Shi’ites were fortunate to have outstanding intellectual scholars who were trained by Imams [...]

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  • Distinguishing Features of Islam

    By: Martyr Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari Islam is the name of the religion of Allah. That is the religion preached by all Prophets. The most perfect form of it was conveyed to people through the [...]

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  • The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam

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  • Are Other Religions Right?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani   Question: Since Islam had canceled all other religious, in some verses of Qur’an why does it considers all the people [...]

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    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i Religion refers to the beliefs and a series of practical and moral instructions that the prophets have related on behalf of Allah to guide and [...]

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  • Bible Led Me to Islam

    Author : Imam Reza Network Abdul Malik LeBlanc tells how he discovered Islam within the pages of Bible During my Christian days there were many verses in the Bible that made me question the [...]

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  • Islam and Christianity

    By : Ali Quli Qara’i Islam and Christianity: A Review Article by Ali Quli Qara’i The reviewer `Ali Quli Qara’i is the editor of Al-Tawhid (English). Soon after the Islamic [...]

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  • Conceptual Foundations of Shi’i Islam

    By: Prof. Dr. Sayyid Husayn Muhammad Ja’fari The division of the community of Islam into Sunni and Shi’i branches has commonly been explained in terms of purely political differences. [...]

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  • Shiahs And The Purified Sunnah

    Both Parties` Stand Towards The Sunnah One of the lies circulated against the Shī`ahs by some fools is that Shī`ahs reject the Sunnah of the Chosen One, peace and blessings of Allāh be upon [...]

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  • Islam and Religious Pluralism

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  • Introduction to Islam

    By : Sayyid Hussein Ahmed The word “ISLAM” is derived from the Arabic words “salaam”, which means peace and “taslim”, which means submission. The follower of [...]

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  • According to Islam, Is Religion Separate from Politics?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab Reply: First of all we had better clarify the meaning of “politics” so that its relationship with religion may become clear. There are two interpretations for [...]

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    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 184-198 Muslims’ disagreements over caliphacy as well as other fields were dealt with in previous parts in detail. [...]

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  • The Greatness of the Shia

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Our ethical discussion today is a continuation of the topic on the Greatness of the Shia(فضائل الشيعة). The late ‘Allamah Majlisi has presented a very [...]

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  • Allegations Against the Shi’a

    Author : Sayyid Akhtar Razivi Refutation of the Claim that their are Un-Islamic Borrowings in Shi’a Beliefs. All that we have set down in this book is but a mere indication of the beliefs [...]

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  • Debate with the Christians

    A very important and historical event occurred on the 9th year of Al-Hijrah, when The Messenger of Allah, Mohammad A-Mustafa(pbuh&hf) sent a letter of invitation to the leaders of the Najran [...]

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    The Concept of Religion Part – III Research by scholars suggest that human history has been associated with religion, and man has never considered himself independent of religion. Even many [...]

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  • Shi’ahs and The Holy Qur’an

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  • Islam, Culture and Identity

    By: Yusuf Al-Khabbaz As a global ideal, an important quality of Islam is that it envisions a unifying system for Muslims to relate to each other and the world in which they live, while also [...]

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  • Eid ul Fitr | Meaning and Purpose

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  • Karbala & Humanity

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  • Islamic Medicine: 1000 Years Ahead of its Times

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  • The Geographical Expansion of Shi‘ism

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami It is certain that the first center of Shi‘ism had been the city of Medina and the pioneering Shi‘ah among the companions {sahabah} of the Prophet (S) lived in that [...]

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  • Night Prayer and The Human Body Clock

    By: Hwaa Irfan The sleep-wake cycle of the pineal gland becomes disrupted as we increasingly eat, socialize and sleep not questioning the psychological and physical effects of our [...]

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  • Natural Therapeutics of Medicine in Islam

    Syed Ahmed Ali, M.D., Dr. Sadiq H. Hussain , Ahmed H. Sakr, Ph.D. 1.INTRODUCTION Medicine is both an art and a science. It encompasses prophylaxis or prevention, diagnosis, and finally treatment [...]

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    By: Muhammad Baqir Qarashi Islam has overthrown totally all of the concepts of Jahilism* including ignorance, fables, and submission to delusions and hallucination. It brought about a genuine [...]

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  • Islamic Economy: Its Ideological and Legal Foundations

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